A strong year for classical music in the Mansfield area continues on the first Sunday of Advent, as a local congregation hosts a performance of a standard in modern English choral repertoire.
On Sunday, December 3 during the 10:30 AM worship service, the Chancel Choir of Mansfield’s First Congregational Church will present Gloria by composer John Rutter, accompanied by a brass ensemble, percussion, and organ. Vocal soloists will include Jennifer Andrews, Kate Peresie and Rita Dropsey.
Gloria is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Gloria. The work has been recorded several times, including a first recording conducted by the composer, and has enjoyed strong success over the years. It has been performed by both professionals and lay ensembles. Described as “exalted, devotional and jubilant”, it has been popular part of Christmas concerts.
John Rutter is an renowned English composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.
Sources: First Congregational Church, Wikipedia